On Tuesday, February 6th President Mohammadu Buhari visited Nassarawa State, where he inauguarated some projects, amongst which is the Muhammadu Buhari International Market.
However various opinions pertaining the commissioned market have arisen from citizens and residents of the state. The act was one that garnered optimistic and pessimistic responses from citizens especially on social media.
A resident of the state speaking via a facebook comment said-quoting him on verbatim. ‘’Oga that market no dey function ooo since dey claim they have commission it. Even since Obasanjo till now the market is not functioning bro. if you argue me just enter mararaba and see things for yourself. How can you build a market and you enter power and started building plaza on the road side of mararaba. Who does the governor want to enter the market?’’ he concluded.
Findings by Secret Reporters revealed that the said market was already commissioned by former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on 9th November 2002. Activities in the market have been paralysed since then, as there was no real commercial activities going on in the market. It had become some ghost market filled with structures, without any serious bustling activities as seen in other markets.
With the commissioning done again by Buhari, only the name changed to his, was what he cut the tape for.
The wind of change blowing in Delta State Executive Council may soon blow no good, as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa may soon make the biggest political mistake of his life, Secret Reporters has authoritatively learned.
Reliable sources revealed that the new Commissioner in charge of Culture and Tourism, Asupa Forteta and his colleague in Basic Education, Chiedu Ebie will soon be bidding goodbye to the State Executive Council, and this is authoritative. The Secretary to the State Government, Festus Agas, will be announcing their exit this month end or first week of March. Their letters of disengagement will soon be ready.
Both of them are gunning for elective positions in 2019 and that law stipulates that all political appointees should resign six months to the commencement of campaign. Asupa intends to represent Burutu Constituency I in the State House of Assembly, while Ebie is gunning for Ika Federal Constituency.
Frank Omare who’s the immediate past Commissioner for Environment has been scheming to get John Nani out of the position and redeployed to another ministry. He has been plotting this for months revealed an insider within his camp.
If he fails to get the Environment ministry, his next bet is to hijack Lands and Survey, once some persons resign from the cabinet and Okowa carries out reshuffling.
Omare was the one who signed away over a billion Naira to Ayiri Emami and a fake company in London from the Delta State coffers as a Commissioner under Ex. Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
His coming back as a member of the executive council which we gathered Okowa has conceded to, is to allegedly continue the looting which he didn’t complete in 2015.
Following the sack of two Commissioners from the Delta State cabinet on Thursday, namely Mr Nicholas Azinge of Health Ministry and Grandpa Dan Okenyi of Culture and Tourism, our sources within the kitchen cabinet of the governor confided in us that Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has jetted out of the state.
We can report authoritatively that while the plan was on to announce the names of the commissioners to be sacked, Okowa directed the protocol officers to put him and few of his aides onboard the next available flight to Lagos, in order to stop pressure that may come from the sack. He specifically told the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Festus Agas, to announce the reshuffling and sack once his flight is 23,000 feet high above sea level. As soon as he got to the airport and the plane left, the hammer fell on the two Commissioners, whom Secret Reporters has consistently criticised of not working effectively.
Okowa who’s currently in Lagos Secret Reporters can report without an air of doubt, that he actually came to do nothing, but just to sleep and avoid political involvement in the names of the persons that will replace the kicked out cabinet members. Since his arrival in Lagos, he has not stepped out of the governor’s lodge, as he was busy compiling and evaluating new names that will be shown the exit doors in days to come to replace with competent hands. His known MTN and Glo lines were switched off, leaving only his new line, used in communicating with close aides. The numbers of the powerful aides are also switched off.
After flying to Lagos just to sleep, Okowa will be flying back to Asaba today.
The new commissioner designate for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye we gathered is not only a good hand in the medical field but an able politician and grassroots mobilizer, who is sure to bring life to the ministry and local government politically.
Secret Reporters exclusively broke the news of the impending sack weeks ago.